The Samphire Tower

The Samphire Tower 2001. 10 x 4.5m oak framed, larch clad. Rolled sheet lead roof.

Commissioned by Sustrans and Eurotunnel. Situated on Samphire Hoe between Dover and Folkestone UK. The tower is a fly like structure that looks out to sea across the English Channel. It houses a sound installation composed of localised acoustic ecologies and ambient music triggered by a telescope that points out to sea. The interior panels were painted by Sax Impey on its interior and depict interpretations of local flora and fauna alongside maritime charts and wind charts.